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Cawthorne, Nigel 1951-

Overview
Works: 400 works in 1,149 publications in 4 languages and 19,481 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Juvenile works  Catalogs  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Personal narratives‡vJapanese  Pictorial works  Chronologies  True crime stories 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nigel Cawthorne
Jack the Ripper's secret confession : the hidden testimony of Britain's first serial killer by David Monaghan( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puts forth the theory that Jack the Ripper was a textile millionaire by the name of Henry Spencer Ashbee, who, under the pseudonym "Walter," wrote a troubling book of violent sex fantasies around the turn of the century
Public executions by Nigel Cawthorne( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Societies throughout history have adopted many and varied methods of meting out the ultimate sanction of capital punishment to their more unruly members. Although a number of countries across the globe still execute their own citizens, on occasion in public, the modern world in general views execution with distaste, and public execution doubly so. Public Executions documents the phenomenon of state-sanctioned killing from the ancient world to modern times, and in doing so, shows that although we regard the ancient practices with horror, they would have been equally bemused by our modern scruples, and would have regarded execution behind closed doors as little short of murder. Public Executions is a gruesomely enthralling account of public executions down through the ages and from around the world
Key moments in fashion : the evolution of style by Nigel Cawthorne( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From haute couture to streetwear; key collections, major figures and crucial moments that changed the course of fashion history from 1890 to the 1990s
Sixties source book by Nigel Cawthorne( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and German and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visual reference to the style of a new generation
Mafia : the history of the mob by Nigel Cawthorne( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mafia began on a small island in the Mediterranean, Sicily. It grew to become a major political force in Italy, while its tentacles penetrated every aspect of life in the United States. Through drugs, it spread its influence to Britain, Canada and Australia. And through the gangster movies of Hollywood, including The Godfather and Goodfellas, it permeates popular culture. The History of the Mafia is full of blood-chilling characters, from Al Capone, who ran Chicago during Prohibition, and hitmen Louis Lekpe and Alberto Anastasia who founded Murder, Inc, to Totò Riina, 'boss of bosses', John Gotti, 'the Teflon don', and Bernardo 'The Tractor' Provenzano, who hid out from the law in a farmhouse for 43 years ... These were extraordinary men who lived through extraordinary times. The History of the Mafia tells the story of their lives, their families, their codes, their crimes and their cold-blooded murders. A long and enthralling tale, drenched in blood and scored with betrayal
Vietnam : a war lost and won by Nigel Cawthorne( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive and balanced account provides a highly original look at the emotive impact of the first 'media' war, charting not only the course of the war in Vietnam, but also seeking to place American involvement in Vietnam in historical perspective. The book also includes first-hand testimony on the highly charged issue of American personnel who went missing in action
Daughter of heaven : the true story of the only woman to become Emperor of China by Nigel Cawthorne( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"She was taken to the palace as a concubine for the Emperor. Using her charms, she seduced her way to the throne of the most powerful empire in the world. She executed her enemies without mercy, and even murdered her own children for political gain. She set up her own imperial harem made up of young men. She elected herself a living god and held a ruthless reign of terror for over fifty years. Yet in the end, it was sex that led to her downfall. In this sensational true story, bestselling author Nigel Cawthorne reveals the dark and dramatic story of the only woman ever to rule China; Wu Chao, concubine, manipulator, politician, murderer, Emperor. From her instruction in the art of love by palace officials, to her eventual sticky end, this book opens a window into the colorful world of Tang Dynasty China â€" a world of sex and of power."--The publisher
Reaping the whirlwind : the German and Japanese experience of World War II by Nigel Cawthorne( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reaping the Whirlwind offers amazing insight into the events of World War II through the eyes of those who fought against the Allied forces in all theatres of the war. Readers will comb through many previously unpublished accounts of the war from German, Italian and Japanese soldiers, civilians and military leaders. The book covers every major arena of the war: Europe; the German invasion of Russia; Rommel's Afrika Korps; and the Pacific war between Japan and forces of the US, Australia and New Zealand. Reaping the Whirlwind uses the authentic voices of Germans and Japanese people caught up in the conflict and highlights the similar deprivations and dangers experienced by both victors and vanquished
A century of shoes : icons of style in the 20th century by Angela Pattison( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular shoe styles including dress shoes, sandals, brogues, loafers and moccasins, boots and sports shoes; Ferragamo - Dr. (Doc) Martens - Training shoes for sport - Andrea Pfister - Manolo Blahnik - Charles Jourdan - Azagury - Prada - Vivienne Westwood - Lobb of St James - Church's - Johnston & Murphy - Patrick Cox
A history of pirates : blood and thunder on the high seas by Nigel Cawthorne( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A HISTORY OF PIRATES looks at the reality behind the legends
The art of native North America by Nigel Cawthorne( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering small tastes from many dishes, this introductory survey touches first on the history and geography of North America and then on the art of the peoples of the various regions: arctic and subarctic, northwest seaboard, great plains, plateau, great basin, southwest, eastern woodlands, and southeast. The volume's primary value is its tantalizing display of some splendid examples of works from various museums and archives. The lack of both index and bibliography is unfortunate. First published by Hamlyn (UK, 1997). 9.5x9.75" c. Book News Inc
The world's ten most evil men : from twisted dictators to child killers by Nigel Cawthorne( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are plenty of misguided, violent, and unpleasant people in the world, but how many can be classified as truly evil? In this hard-hitting collection, acclaimed author Nigel Cawthorne examines 10 of the most sickeningly twisted men who are still alive today. Some of them, like serial killer Dennis Nilsen and cult leader Charles Manson, are thankfully behind bars. Others, including the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden, are still at large. Unbelievably, one of them, Robert Mugabe, is still clinging to the reins of power and continues to inflict suffering and economic mayhem on the desperate people of Zimbabwe. Inside this book is the gut-twisting story of Charles Taylor, the blood-soaked African general who has recruited thousands of child soldiers, and one of the most shocking cases of recent years: that of Josef Fritzl, the Austrian man who imprisoned and sexually abused his own daughter for almost 25 years
Flight MH370 : the mystery by Nigel Cawthorne( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 8 March, 00:41, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. At 01:19, the pilot bid air traffic control 'good night'. Two minutes later, the plane and its 227 passengers vanished from the skies. No trace has been found. The disappearance of flight MH370 has horrified people across the globe. In an age where a stolen smartphone can be pinpointed to any location on earth, the vanishing of a cruise liner and 227 passengers is the greatest mystery since the Mary Celeste. Experienced author and journalist Nigel Cawthorne has researched the case with incredible thoroughness, revealing the most compelling explanations behind the mystery gripping the world
House of horrors : the horrific story of Josef Fritzl, the father from hell by Nigel Cawthorne( )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millions of people around the world were shocked by the revelations about Josef Fritzl's abuse of his children. Separating the facts from the rumours, Nigel Cawthorne tells the story of what really happened in the cellar of Fritzl's suburban home in the quiet Austrian town of Amstetten
Serial killers & mass murderers : profiles of the world's most barbaric criminals by Nigel Cawthorne( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serial killer books are perennial favorites in the true crime section
Military commanders : the 100 greatest throughout history by Nigel Cawthorne( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From ancient Greece to Desert Storm, Military Commanders presents a chronological history of great battles and the men who won them. Beginning with Leonidas of Sparta, who died at Thermopylae and ending with Colin Powell, this book includes such world famous leaders as Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Grant and Lee, Patton and Rommel. In addition, it includes the military theorist Sun Tzu, who wrote "The Art of War," as well as lesser known but important figures, such as Red Cloud, Shaka Zulu, and General Giap. Military Commanders, containing pertinent quotations, anecdotes, and detailed facts is a highly-readable combination of history and biography
Pirates : an illustrated history by Nigel Cawthorne( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Piracy has existed since men first took to the seas to trade. Yet pirates' careers were rarely the swashbuckling epics seen in the movise. Usually they lasted no more than two or three years and often ended ignominiously at the end of a rope. Nigel Cawthorne brings this perilous world to life with a breathtaking history of piracy in all its forms, and examines in detail the exciting lives of its more notorious characters. Based on contemporaneous accounts from the point of view of both pirates and their victims, it is a gripping account of men and women who chose to live their lives outside the law"--Inside cover
The art of Japanese prints by Nigel Cawthorne( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting them on the beaches : the D-Day landings, June 6, 1944 by Nigel Cawthorne( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Allied landing's, D-Day 6 June 1944
Airliner by Nigel Cawthorne( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diagrams, illustrations and photographs show the different stages involved in the design, building and testing of an airliner
 
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Key moments in fashion : the evolution of style
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Public executionsKey moments in fashion : the evolution of styleSixties source bookVietnam : a war lost and wonDaughter of heaven : the true story of the only woman to become Emperor of ChinaReaping the whirlwind : the German and Japanese experience of World War IIA century of shoes : icons of style in the 20th centuryA history of pirates : blood and thunder on the high seas
Alternative Names
Cawthorne, Nigel

Kohorn, Naidzhel, 1951-

Kothorns, Naidžels M. 1951-

Kotorn, Naĭdzhel 1951-

Macdonald, Alexander 1951-

Nigel Cawthorne British writer

Nigel Cawthorne Brits schrijver

Nigel Cawthorne escritor británico

Которн, Найджел 1951-

カウソーン, ナイジェル

Languages
English (173)

Spanish (5)

French (5)

German (1)